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Friday 19 December 2014 12:27 AM

Maidenhead RFC News

Allan Greene saluted his ad hoc team and commended them for a 'genuine 80-minute performance' in beating Witney 32-8 in what was their best result on the road this campaign.

It has also left the Maidenhead RFC head coach with what he called 'interesting decisions' about selection for their final league match of 2014, away to Reading on Saturday.

Greene had


20:09 Sat 13 Dec 2014
rugby Maidenhead beat hosts Witney 32-8 for one of their most impressive victories of the South West 1 East campaign. Previously their only other victory away from Braywick was a 33-28 nail-biter with the division's whipping
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17:05 Thu 11 Dec 2014
Maidenhead RFC u10s Three Maidenhead RFC youth teams remained undefeated and were crowned champions at Sunday's Windsor Development Festival. Maidenhead RFC u10s won all five of their matches thanks to some tenacious defensive work, while also showing some
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10:00 Thu 11 Dec 2014
George Kingsley Allan Greene has stressed that youth will be given the chance to blossom at Braywick Park. The Maidenhead coach said two players left the club last year, frustrated by a lack of playing time in
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07:00 Fri 12 Dec 2014
Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene felt his side took their chances and showed real grit in Saturday's 30-23 victory over Leighton Buzzard. Maids did much of the damage in a dominant first-half display, running
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16:00 Thu 11 Dec 2014
Britt A disastrous sending off proves to be the main talking point of the last SportsTALK of 2014. Dan and Graeme reflect on a 4-0 home defeat for Maidenhead United against Ebbsfleet United which saw on-loan
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17:40 Sat 06 Dec 2014
Simon Cripps Maidenhead RFC (24) 30, Leighton Buzzard (13) 23. A convincing first half performance laid the foundation for Maidenhead's 30-23 victory over Leighton Buzzard at Braywick Park in the South West 1 East. The visitors arrived
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14:23 Sat 13 Dec 2014
Rugby comp Maidenhead Advertiser has teamed up with Green Flag, Aviva Premiership Rugby's official breakdown cover provider, to offer fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to Wasps v London Irish on Sunday, December 21
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11:37 Mon 01 Dec 2014
Guinness Lounge at Madejski Stadium London Irish RFC have teamed up with the Advertiser to offer one lucky reader the chance to win two hospitality tickets to the Boxing Day derby game against London Welsh at the Madejski Stadium on
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16:00 Thu 11 Dec 2014
Britt A disastrous sending off proves to be the main talking point of the last SportsTALK of 2014. Dan and Graeme reflect on a 4-0 home defeat for Maidenhead United against Ebbsfleet United which saw on-loan
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10:45 Tue 28 Oct 2014
Thames Valley Police Rugby Thames Valley Police Rugby will play their first cup fixture against Sussex Police at Maidenhead RFC's Braywick Ground tomorrow (Wednesday) (5.30pm kick-off). The force's rugby section has been in the doldrums in recent years
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

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Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com